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The Lee Boys

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Lee Boys
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Sacred Steel
Tickets
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Each member began making music at the ages of 7 and 8 in the House of God church they attended in Perrine, FL. Here they underwent a rigorous course of training in a variety of musical instruments, including lap and pedal steel guitars. Born and raised in Miami, each of The Lee Boys grew up in the church where their father and grandfather, Rev. Robert E. Lee, was the pastor and a steel player himself.

“Sacred steel” is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations. Influenced by the Hawaiian steel guitar fad of the 1930’s, brothers Willie and Troman Eason brought the electric lap steel guitar into the worship services of the House of God church in Jacksonville, FL. The Pentecostal congregation embraced the soulful sound, and over time this unique sound became the hallmark of the church. The pedal steel guitar was added to the mix and soon became the central instrument. The Lee Boys are part of the fourth generation of musicians in this faith.

This music form was totally unknown to the world outside the church until the mid 1990’s, when folklorist Robert Stone attended House of God services and recorded the music, as well as its history, contributing the name “sacred steel.” A series of compilations featuring artists such as Aubrey Ghent, Calvin Cooke and the Campbell Brothers, as well as the late Glenn Lee followed on legendary roots label Arhoolie Records, for whom The Lee Boys also record.

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GA Lawn
Res. Gold
Reserved
6 People
Premier
6 People
VIP
8 People

DECORATING TABLES

We encourage everyone to decorate tables as sometimes prizes will be given away for Best Decorations and Most Creative.

Table decorations may begin no earlier than 5:30pm.

Decorations may be not obstruct views of those behind your table. If you are requested to move an object, the judges will still count that piece toward your total table decorations.

ALCOHOL

Due to GA Law: Bringing your own alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited, wine and local craft beer will be available for purchase at a non-event price inflated rate for your convenience and in a commitment to accessibility for all of the community.

RAIN

This event will be “Rain or Shine” and there is no rain date set for this show. We rarely cancel a performance prior to showtime. If guests leave of their own volition and the show is not cancelled, no rain checks will be given. Tents will not be allowed as they will obstruct views for other guests.

DOGS

Due to the intimate nature of our Event Green and for safety and the experience of all patrons, we can only allow Dogs in the General Admission Lawn Section. Dogs must follow Georgia Leash Laws and not disturb other patrons or the concert.

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Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Elm Street Cultural Arts
Phone:
678-494-4251
Website:
http://www.elmstreetarts.org

Venue

The Elm Street Event Green
113 Elm St.
Woodstock, GA 30188 United States
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Phone:
678.494.4251